Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Flu

I miss my gardens.

I've been down and out with the flu for the past week and half, which as you can imagine doesn't pair well with gardening activities. The most I have done has been to keep up with the watering, and pull an odd weed out of the vegetables here and there as I survey daily growth.

But it's not nearly enough. The front garden especially is looking rather... well, let's just say not so special anymore. There is lots that need deadheading and cutting down. There are empty spots. I never did get around to making a nice edging up there. So, while kind neighbors still tell me that the gardens look very nice, I know otherwise. And it really bugs me.

The shade gardens are faring far better, probably because the are smaller and more filled in. There are fewer types of plants so things look more cohesive without much effort. Plus, they don't need as much watering or fussing over, which is nice.

*sigh* I am counting on feeling much better by the weekend, when I hope to dive in head first and spend many happy hours fixing things up. For now, I have to be patient.


  1. I think that you should listen to your neighbors... sometimes we creators (of art or garden or both) are way too hard on ourselves. We know what we meant for it to look like in our mind's eye, and so when we look at the real thing we can't help but notice the shortcomings. When others look at the real product, they are appreciating it for what it is... so I think that they might have the "truer" vision in that case. :)

    Get well soon!

  2. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.